Archived Form I-9 News
Form I-9 Completion by Employers of Certain H-2B Nonimmigrants Permitted to Start Work Because of Temporary Rules in Effect Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency
On May 12, the Department of Homeland Security published a temporary final rule to change certain H-2B requirements to help secure the U.S. food supply chain and reduce the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency on H-2B employers.
On March 20, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19.
Employees, including those who attest to being lawful permanent residents (LPRs), may choose to present a List A document (evidence of identity and employment eligibility) or a combination of documents from List B (evidence of identity) and List C (evidence of employment eligibility) when completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers may accept Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card issued to LPRs is an acceptable List A document. These cards may have:
Interim Final Rule Implementing the U.S. Workforce Act of 2018 Publishes Rule creates new requirements for CNMI employers to protect U.S. workers
USCIS published an interim final rule (IFR) May 13 implementing the Northern Mariana Islands U.S.
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Form I-9 Completion by Non-E-Verify Agricultural Employers of Certain H-2A Nonimmigrants Permitted to Start Work Because of Temporary Rules in Effect Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency
On April 20, the Department of Homeland Security published a temporary final rule to amend certain H-2A requirements to help U.S. agricultural employers avoid disruptions in lawful agricultural-related employment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.
In an effort to prevent a lapse in employment authorizations for certain Liberians in the United States, on March 30, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a memorandum directing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf to extend the deferred enforced departure (DED) wind-down period for eligible Liberians through Jan. 10, 2021.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf has decided to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Yemen for 18 months, through Sept. 3, 2021. Current beneficiaries who want to maintain their status must re-register March 2, 2020, through May 1, 2020. Given the time frames for processing TPS re-registration applications, USCIS has automatically extended the validity of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation of Yemen through Aug. 30, 2020. Completing Form I-9
Continuation of Documentation for TPS Beneficiaries for Six Countries; Documents Auto-Extended Through Jan. 4, 2021
DHS today announced a Federal Register notice extending the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan.
TPS SUDAN, NICARAGUA, HAITI, AND EL SALVADOR REMINDER: Certain EADs Remain Valid through Jan. 2, 2020
Employment authorization documents (EADs) with a category code of “A-12” or “C-19” and a Card Expires date as indicated in the chart below, remain valid through Jan. 2, 2020. 2017 2018 2019 07/22/2017 01/05/2018